Animal Pictures Archive mobile
Query: papilionidaeResult: 2nd of 317
common birdwing (Troides helena)
Subject: common birdwing (Troides helena)
Poster: Wiki Photos (---@---.---)
Open wing position of Troides helena Linnaeus, 1758 – Common Birdwing Key West 2008 (2338623050).jpg
Resolution: 2592x1944 File Size: 1998949 Bytes Date: 2008:02:08 13:41:25 Camera: DSC-W90 (SONY) F number: f/2.8 Exposure: 10/500 sec Focal Length: 58/10 Upload Date: 2017:04:03 10:34:48

common birdwing (Troides helena)

Butterfly Garden
Date 1 February 2008, 00:00
Source Key West 2008
Author CedarBendDrive from USA

The common birdwing (Troides helena) is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It is often found in the wildlife trade due to its popularity with butterfly collectors. Troides helena is widely distributed and locally common in forest areas. Globally it is found in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, peninsular and eastern Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Kampuchea, Thailand, Vietnam, southern China including Hainan, and Hong Kong.
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Papilionidae
Genus: Troides
Species: Troides helena (Linnaeus, 1758)
Papilio helena Linnaeus, 1758
Papilio pompeus Cramer, [1775]
Papilio astenous Fabricius, 1775
Papilio helicaon Fabricius, 1793
Amphrisius nymphalides Swainson, 1833
Ornithoptera helena var. leda Staudinger, 1891

Troides helena, also called Common Birdwing is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. The wingspan is about 13 – 17 cm. This butterfly is a member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. Troides helena is black. The hind wings are golden. The females are dark-brown and larger than the males. They have black spots on their hind wings.

| Mobile Home | New Photos | Random | Funny | Films | Korean |
^o^ Animal Pictures Archive for smart phones ^o^